Opal Group SpArc is an invitation-only Summit that brings together the heads of specifications and architects from the most active firms in the US. This event is focused on real-world experiences, professional insights and genuine dialog with an emphasis on the industry’s top challenges.
Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, we are sure the three days spent at this year’s Summit will provide you invaluable information and the necessary resources to enhance your specification writing.
We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experiences focused on continuous improvement for Spec Writers and Architects. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas. Explore what true collaboration really is about.
Welcome Cocktail Reception
Designing Intelligent Buildings and Cities
Stefan Al, Senior Associate Principal, KPF
Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up
Chip Hayward, Senior Associate/Senior Architect, Michael Baker International
Donald Koppy, Project Director, Architecture, Atkins
Thomas C. Berger, Managing Principal, Building Envelope Consultant, Specifier, Forensics Consultant, dtr Consulting Services
Michael Chambers, AVP, Senior Project Specifier, HGA
Jay Whisenant, Vice President, Specifications Lead West, CannonDesign
Greg Buchanan, Senior Associate, Gensler
Michael Czap, Architect, Michael Czap Architect
Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.
Exceptional Networking Opportunities
We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues that are engaging and informative. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Opportunities are endless in Las Vegas with a wide variety of nearby activities to continue your networking and build strong personal relationships with current and future partners. We’ll provide a list of our recommendations for pre and post conference activities a few weeks prior to the Summit.
Attendee projects fall in the following categories:
Very well organized. Really enjoyed the mixture and variety of formats for presentations.Architect
Carrier Johnson + Culture
This is my fourth time to attend and I continue to believe these events are valuable. The opportunity to hear a variety of speakers inspires new thinking. Meeting one-on-one with people who are really knowledgeable about their products, in one place, is convenient and efficient. Holding these events in nice, interesting venues gives the chance to relax as well.Vice President
Specifications Manager, FKP Architects
As always, very good. Professional set up and venue. Very good speaker presentations – topics and presentations.Vice President
Excellent. I like the format of workshops interspersed with business meetings. I also like the expansion/intermix of specs, architecture and interiors – it brings more perspectives to the table.Associate